Gluteal abscess: An unusual complication of Bacille Calmette-Guérin

Ann Thorac Med. 2011 Oct;6(4):235-6. doi: 10.4103/1817-1737.84780.


Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) has been used extensively as a vaccine against human tuberculosis. Herein, we describe gluteal tuberculosis abscess due to inadvertently injected BCG a patient with bladder cancer.

Keywords: Bacille Calmette-Guerin; bladder cancer; gluteal abscess; tuberculosis.

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  • Case Reports